pink slime

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 10 08:32:41 UTC 2012

Sure--returning to my earlier post,

> It was Zirnstein who, in an USDA memo, first coined the term “pink
> slime” and is now coming forward to say he won’t buy it.

Aside from the spelling of the name, I don't see a whole lot of
disagreement. But I also don't think this is a pure description.


On 3/10/2012 3:16 AM, Larry Sheldon wrote:
> On 3/10/2012 1:23 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> This would be a fair observation if not for a small detail--most of the
>> time it appears in print, "pink slime" is either capitalized or is
>> placed in quotation marks. Generally speaking, that's not a hallmark of
>> a mere descriptive.
> Looks like the stuff that grows on swimming pools and such, to me.
> But Wikipedia (if you accept it as a source) says a guy named Zirstein
> coined it.  (I'll bet he thought it looked like the mold before it is
> dried out, too.)

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